Dr. Burris Awarded OSA's 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Recognition

Dr. Jennifer Burris, professor in and chair of Appalachian State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been recognized by The Optical Society (OSA) for “facilitating systemic changes that have improved diversity and inclusion for her department, university and community.”

She stated, "I believe that not only should valuing diversity and inclusive excellence be the goal of any fair and just society, but a campus environment that values diversity produces better student learning outcomes — the ultimate goal of any university.”

Congratulations to Dr. Burris for this achievement. The impact she has had on the Department of Physics and Astronomy has been reflected greatly by the staff and the environment within the department.

To read the full article by Appalachian Today, see this link.

Published: Nov 12, 2020 2:41pm